Journal article

Task transfer: the view of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

JP Collins, DJ Hillis, RW Stitz

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) supports the evolution of appropriate task transfer in a team environment led by the most experienced clinician - in our case, the surgeon. A clear requirement needs to be identified for task transfer; it should not be used to avoid redressing the current inefficient use of existing surgeons resulting from ongoing underfunding. Maintenance of standards, defined curricula, professional titles and monitored outcomes are essential.

University of Melbourne Researchers